Fisichella hoping to stay with Renault

Renault F1Giancarlo Fisichella is hoping that his Renault team will be suitably happy with his 2007 performance and will offer him a contract for the 2008 season. Fisichella s option is up for renewal with Renault in September.

“In September I will know my future at Renault,” commented Fisichella. “I believe and hope I will stay one more year with them. They promised me a competitive car to fight for the championship this year and unfortunately it is not like that. We have been working very hard all season. I did my best and so for that, I hope to stay one more year with them. I have a good feeling for that.”

Fisichella has said he is not bothered about who his team-mate is. Heikki Kovalainen has impressed in his debut year and it is expected he will remain with the French team, although there are questions over whether Fernando Alonso will return to Renault after an unhappy year with McLaren.

“At last with Heikki there is a fantastic friendship,” Fisichella continued. “I am happy to work with him. There is a rumour that Fernando can come back here but even with him, I have a very good friendship. I have a good feeling with every driver. There are not a lot of drivers around because most of them are already fixed in the team.”